Cindy Buchanan, MHS, PA-C

Board Certified Physician Assistant

Cindy Buchanan, MHS, PA-C

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Locations

FCPP Specialty Care
1064 Murray Avenue
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

Phone: (805) 269-7100

Hours:
M-Th: 8:00am - 5:00pm

FCPP Specialty Care
6955 El Camino Real, Ste. 200
Atascadero, CA 93422

Phone: (805) 434-4315

Hours:
F: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Patient Satisfaction Survey

Overall Satisfaction
4.9 out of 5
177 Ratings
157 Comments

Education

  • Graduate: MHS, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Undergraduate: BS, California Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo

Special Interests

Cindy Buchanan, MHS, PA-C graduated as a Physician Assistant in 2006 and began her career in Family Practice in Pismo Beach. She continued in Family Practice for five years when she decided to specialize in Endocrinology. She has been practicing Endocrinology for the last six years. She treats a wide variety of endocrine disorders and has a special interest in Diabetes and Thyroid disorders. She is currently accepting new patients.

Services

  • Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetics
  • Thyroid disorders including thyroid cancer
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Hypogonadism, primary or secondary
  • Gestational Diabetes

Patient Ratings & Comments

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to provider related questions on our independently administered Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score.
4.9
Provider showed concern
4.9
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
4.9
CP spoke using clear language
4.9
Provider explained things clearly
4.9
Provider included you in decisions
4.9
Patients' confidence in CP
4.9
Likelihood of recommending this provider

Comments

Comments are gathered from our Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.
Jul 29, 2020
I love my Cindy and her staff! Always professional, nice, and concerned for my well being.
Jul 16, 2020
Cindy is wonderful. We would be lost without her
Jul 15, 2020
Everything was fine. It does take longer to check in due to COVID screening.
Jul 15, 2020
Very courteous and friendly, answered questions where needed.
Jul 15, 2020
Cindy Buchanan is professional and puts you at ease while discussing any concerns or questions that I had. She listened to concerns from the last five months. She allowed time to talk and not feel rushed.
Jul 11, 2020
great staff
Jul 11, 2020
wonderful PA
Jul 10, 2020
It's always a pleasure to go to my appointments with Cindy Buchanan.
Jul 9, 2020
very impressed with staff so friendly
Jul 8, 2020
Everyone in the office is friendly, knowledgeable, and courteous!
Jul 2, 2020
Always have had a good experience. Always come home with a good outcome. I'm very pleased and satisfied having Dr. Buchanan as my diabetic doctor. Thank you for all your help and your staff is amazing.
Jul 2, 2020
AMAZING .... thank you
Jul 2, 2020
I'm always pleased that I'm in and out. Thank you
Jun 25, 2020
very good experience every time I come to office everyone is so nice and they do not rush me through and they answers all my questions. Dr. Bucanan is so nice and helpful .
Jun 25, 2020
they are so nice they never rush they answer all my questions and are so friendly.
Jun 25, 2020
Dr Bucanan is a great doctor she answers all my questions and explains everything never rushes me out of office . I feel like she's my friend.
Jun 25, 2020
great experience
Jun 25, 2020
very good experience
Jun 25, 2020
liked her very much
Jun 24, 2020
always a good experience
Jun 22, 2020
Cindy Buchanan is an excellent provider. she is very knowledgeable, competent and caring. she has many great qualities and it is why when she moved from her previous position I moved with her. she is a tremendous asset to your practice.
Jun 14, 2020
Very attentive
Jun 14, 2020
Efficient and friendly
Jun 14, 2020
First appointment was excellent. I found Cindy to be a very compassionate and easy to talk with.
Jun 14, 2020
Good team work
Jun 14, 2020
Easy registration process
Jun 13, 2020
providers wore masks the front desk didn't although one individual put one on during the course of our conversation . There was no mandatory mask requirement for the public, no sanitizer after you walked into the office which required manual manipulation.
Jun 12, 2020
No problems.
Jun 12, 2020
No problems.
Jun 12, 2020
No problems.
Jun 12, 2020
No problems.
Jun 12, 2020
No problems.
Jun 12, 2020
No problems.
Jun 10, 2020
loved my new diabetes pa
Jun 10, 2020
this was my first visit with new pa loved her
Jun 7, 2020
You got a good team.
Jun 7, 2020
Good staff.
Jun 7, 2020
I never had better numbers, due to PA Cindy B.very informative.
Jun 7, 2020
Professional, courteous and prompt.
Jun 7, 2020
I love my team.
Jun 7, 2020
no waiting.
Jun 5, 2020
Very good appt.
Jun 3, 2020
excellent
Jun 3, 2020
excellent
Jun 3, 2020
excellent
Jun 3, 2020
excellent
Jun 3, 2020
excellent
Jun 3, 2020
excellent
May 30, 2020
great staff
May 30, 2020
again great staff
May 30, 2020
felt taken care off from beginning to end of visit
May 30, 2020
felt safe
May 30, 2020
great practice
May 30, 2020
didn't wait long
May 30, 2020
I was there over an hour (1 hour 20 minutes) for an appointment that should have taken 45 minutes at most
May 30, 2020
Cindy is excellent
May 30, 2020
I've had type 1 diabetes for 24 years and Cindy might be the best HCP I've had
May 30, 2020
THE DOC IS VERY THROUGH! She is so informative! She knows her job! She takes personal time! I really respect her! Curitous
May 30, 2020
Good
May 30, 2020
Good
May 30, 2020
Very effective! Satisfied
May 28, 2020
very informed PA, I like her.
May 28, 2020
She was pleasant and professional.
May 28, 2020
my family member is also a patient who recommended her.
May 28, 2020
NA
May 28, 2020
NA
May 17, 2020
took a few calls to get a phone appt but it worked out well.
May 17, 2020
I enjoy meeting with Cindy very much. she is such a warm caring person and explains things very well.
May 17, 2020
I had a phone visit
May 15, 2020
Enjoyed being back at the Templeton location. Great visit from the reminders to the follow up appointment date. Everyone I interacted with was friendly and professional.
May 15, 2020
Very happy with the care given and how they go up and beyond to make sure they do everything they can to provide the services needed.
May 15, 2020
Top Notch
May 9, 2020
it wo
May 9, 2020
very good visit; everything went perfect
May 9, 2020
Everyone was very pleasant
May 9, 2020
Everything was good
May 9, 2020
very good experience
May 7, 2020
excellent
May 7, 2020
excellent
May 7, 2020
excellent
May 7, 2020
excellent
May 7, 2020
excellent
May 7, 2020
excellent
May 4, 2020
This was a tela-visit not in the office, because I have Extremely compromised immune system, and Shelter @ home orders.
May 4, 2020
I Love the care I get From Cindy Buchanan, She really cares & it shows, I highly recommend her to anyone who ask who I use & I tell them why.
May 4, 2020
We used Telehealth for this appt. It was a learning curve for both of us and it went well! For my needs at this point, a phone call was all that was needed. (Therefore some of the questions on the survey did not apply).
May 2, 2020
Cindy is so practical to speak with. she pays attention, tells me what I need to work on, how we are going to alter my medications etc. she listens to you, laughs with you and in general you feel good when you are done with the appointment.
May 2, 2020
It was a very good experience! Cindy was very thorough, and answered all my questions.
May 1, 2020
After 5 different tries the visit was on the telephone.
Apr 29, 2020
Office staff have always been responsive. Cindy has been a great help with medications, monitoring equipment, and keeping track of changing developments in diabetic care.
Apr 29, 2020
All thumbs up with the service I've received.
Apr 29, 2020
All good.
Apr 29, 2020
I can't remember being delayed in the waiting room (maybe call it something else, heh, heh) or in the exam room.
Apr 29, 2020
Everyone there is amazing. I feel like im actually getting the help i needed.
Apr 23, 2020
Best doctor I see and I see alot. Cindy Buchannon
Apr 23, 2020
Buchannon and staff helped me overcome insurance issue. 5 stars
Apr 23, 2020
Was prescreened before entering office. Glad cause I'm high risk for Covid
Apr 23, 2020
Very friendly staff. I believe receptionist is Alexis.TOP NOTCH
Apr 13, 2020
it was a good experience
Apr 12, 2020
We had a telephone appointment and it went very well.
Apr 10, 2020
phone consultation worked very well
Apr 10, 2020
only contact with Cindy
Apr 10, 2020
excellent
Apr 10, 2020
phone consultation
Apr 9, 2020
This was a phone appointment for my annual thyroid check, so all that was mainly discussed were the results of my bloodwork. All good!
Apr 9, 2020
Very Good
Apr 9, 2020
Good
Apr 9, 2020
Good
Apr 9, 2020
Good
Apr 9, 2020
Good
Apr 9, 2020
Good
Apr 8, 2020
excellent
Apr 8, 2020
excellent
Apr 8, 2020
excellent
Apr 5, 2020
PHONE CONSULT, VERY PUNCTUAL
Apr 2, 2020
this was a zoom appointment and it was good
Apr 2, 2020
zoom
Apr 2, 2020
Cindy is so knowledgeable, professional and easy to talk to. she makes having diabetes bearable!!
Apr 2, 2020
zoom
Apr 2, 2020
zoom
Apr 2, 2020
zoom appointment
Feb 23, 2020
Everything very easy, in and out, thorough, very satisfied with visit and staff -
Feb 23, 2020
She was fantastic, very well spoken, educated. She was kind and took her time to get recovery information to work with me to reach a consensus.
Feb 23, 2020
I had zero problems at the office. It was fast, the staff was kind & patient.
Feb 23, 2020
All the staff & doctor are very courteous & polite. Also do a great job caring for me medically.
Feb 16, 2020
We were VERY impressed by the office staff, you could tell they cared for the people they were working with.
Feb 16, 2020
We have been talking about how amazing Cyndi was all week. She's very carrying and took all of our questions serious
Feb 16, 2020
The nurse was amazing. Very personable and caring
Feb 16, 2020
amazing staff!!
Feb 13, 2020
I've been to the office many times, the staff are familiar with me and are always welcoming and courtious.
Feb 13, 2020
Very knowledgeable, has really helped to gain some control over my condition.
Feb 13, 2020
There were no delays.
Feb 13, 2020
Discussed the use of medical device, used my device to dispell discrepancies in use. Very helpful.
Feb 4, 2020
contact rated "fair" due to the listed phone number not taking me directly to the office, but to a central phone center directory.
Jan 29, 2020
Cindy is a Rockstar! Full confidence in her
Jan 23, 2020
Always have friendly, extremely out of their way helpful and attentive. Think *Mathia Buchanan wonderful.
Jan 23, 2020
My blood pressure always runs high on 1st try when I was explained that it was remembered and taken towards end of visit.
Jan 23, 2020
Always recommend & brag about care & concerns and how they are addressed.
Dec 17, 2019
Great experience! Professional friendly office staff helpful. Cindy is so knowledgeable it was such a relief to find someone who is an expert in the care of thyroid function. I'm so happy to have her as part of my health care providers.
Dec 17, 2019
Excellent first experience! Cl Cindy is quite knowledgeable and shares us information with me as a patient. Just give me more confidence from her as of healthcare provider and the fact that she knows her subject matter so well they were confident that she would be able to help me. I am eager to have her assist me with my health care needs.
Dec 17, 2019
Very good! I feel that Cindy's office values her patients time just as much as her own. So nice to go into a doctors office and not have to wait an extended time. A risk having to reschedule because of delays in the office itself
Dec 17, 2019
I have already recommended Cindy to another individual to assist with your thyroid issue as well.
Dec 17, 2019
The PA washed your hands as soon as she came into the room. This is important to me as I am an RN. I was happy to observe this about this healthcare provider.
Dec 16, 2019
Always top notch care
Dec 16, 2019
Excellent
Dec 16, 2019
Always excellent care
Dec 16, 2019
Always caring staff and Excellent Doctor
Dec 14, 2019
Cindy end of staff members at FCPP Templeton were all amazing and attentive unlike my previous endocrinologist in SLO
Dec 14, 2019
once again Cindy spent a lot of time getting to understand my history in my current problems and give us a clear Treatment plan
Dec 14, 2019
The moment we walked in the door we were taking back within minutes and was seen by Cindy minutes after
Dec 14, 2019
Was friendly and knowledgeable
Dec 14, 2019
We were recommended by a family friend no after visiting for the first time we would definitely recommend Cindy
Dec 14, 2019
everything was good couldn't notice any bad
Dec 11, 2019
I love the ease of my visits.
Dec 11, 2019
Cindy is the perfect indocrinologist for me and my lifestyle.
Oct 5, 2019
Cindy is always very easy to talk to and very knowledgeable about diabetes hassles and technology. She's my favorite person to talk to about this disease and it's comforting to know we can come up with good solutions to problems related to it.
Oct 3, 2019
My primary is *Dr. Choudhari, and that office is very good in all above! This was my 1st visit with *Dr. Buchanan, excellent!